See also photos posted at the Halifax Media Coop.
April 29th – 10am to 12pm:
Bloomfield Centre, room 108
2786 Agricola Street
Join Puppets Et Cetera! for a family inclusive hands-on workshop on basic methods of puppet and mask construction for street theatre and parades. Using simple materials, learn to spice up your political actions with a taste of traditions stemming from carnivals, pageants and street theatre. Creations built during this workshop will be used in the performance to take place the following Saturday, May 5th. A $5.00 donation toward materials is requested.
Space is limited, participants must register in advance by emailing puppetsetcetera [at] gmail [dot] com
May 5th – 10am to 12pm:
Waterfront – across from the Historic Farmers’ Market
1496 Lower Water Street
Puppets Et Cetera! presents an outdoor performance and parade exploring the theme of migrant labour within the farming industry of Nova Scotia. Through various methods of street performance, the troupe will bring to attention issues of unfair labour practices that are left under-addressed within the local food movement and investigate what really constitutes ethical food. The performance will include a short outdoor variety show as well as a puppet procession parading along Lower Water Street between the Historic Farmers’ Market and the Seaport Farmers’ Market. The variety shows will include a variety of acts ranging from puppet skits, circus acts, musical numbers and theatrical story telling. All are welcome to join the parade!